Topic: Need Help with Site Design
I'm planning my rails app right now, and since this is my first project, I'm trying to figure out a couple things. In books I've read, they stick to a very clearly defined URL routing syntax.
For the actions, they always use new, view, update and destroy. However, if I'm building a mail application, I may want to use inbox, read/:id (instead of "view/:id"), create (instead of "new"), sent, drafts, etc. I realize I could do this, but are there any advantages to following the normal route naming conventions?
Also, I don't always want to use the :controller/:action routing syntax. Can I write routes like I do in .htaccess files (e.g. so /register would be rewritten to /user/new)?
Thanks for your help in advance!